About two weeks ago, in the early morning hours of December 22, 2012, our brother was killed by a hit and run on San Tomas Expressway in Campbell. His name is Jacksen Dakota Kjeld Madsen and he was 24 years old.
That evening, our family was visited by the officer/detective assigned to the case. The officer was from the CHP, however, it was the Campbell Police Department who was on scene and who wrote up the police report. The officer assured us that he would do everything in his power to find the person who killed my little brother. He said they would contact ALL body shops in the area because broken headlight glass at the scene pointed to a white GMC truck.
After one week of waiting by the phone we hadn’t heard a thing. The officer did not even have the decency to call my mom and update her regarding the slightest detail. A week of sleepless nights wondering ever kind of thing that could have happened and NO call.
Now it has been two weeks, we had a funeral service for my brother, and still nothing. This was a hit and run! Someone who killed our brother is out there and time is ticking away. Our mother (grieving beyond imaginable) called the officer again a few days ago asking if there had been any word from any of the body shops and he had the audacity to tell her he never said they would contact the body shops.
Our father set out on his own investigation and found that not only did ZERO body shops get contacted, but not one officer questioned a single person from "The Spot" in downtown Campbell, which is the last place our brother was seen. The police are telling us it was a hit and run, but who knows if that is even true. They said there were no skid-marks at the crime scene, our mom and dad saw them with our own eyes. Also, if you know you are in search of a white GMC truck, wouldn't you alert body shops to be on the lookout!!????
We just don't understand why the police (the people who are supposed to protect and help us) are being so horrible. They are leaving it upon the grieving family to find out for themselves. I am an educated woman and I KNOW for a fact that justice is not being served to my family and I, and definitely not to my little brother. We will not continue to sit and watch our parents cry relentlessly because they doesn't know what happened. We deserves to know. If anything, they deserve a phone call and an update every few days.
Please, we beg you, as big sisters and daughters wanting peace for their parents, if there is anything you can do to help our family we would be forever grateful. We want to get the word out (news coverage at least!!) about this story so we can try to find who did this.
Also, we haven’t heard one word from Campbell police, the ones who were the first on scene and found my brother dead, and the ones who wrote up the report ... WHY?! We want answers!
—Brooke and Amber Madsen